Monday, January 14, 2013

Skippers Can Now Bring Interpreters To Mound

Lost In Translation?
In a little reported change to MLB's rules, managers and coaches will now be allowed to bring interpreters to the mound for players who don't speak fluent English. So, how do you say, "candlesticks always make a nice gift" in Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Dutch? Actually, this is one of the few common sense rules changes during Bud Selig's tenure. It's obvious that interpreters travel with multiple teams—why not let them help a manager in a key game situation to effectively communicate with a player? No-brainer.